Benaroya Hall - S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium | Seattle, Washington
Is there anything that John Malkovich can’t do? Apparently, there’s none because this fall, the award-winning actor is going beyond the screen and onto the stage! Mind you, he’s doing a cleverly adapted comedy play, and it’s bound to change the way you look at theater! The Music Critic takes the music of legendary composers, such as Rober Schumann, Johanns Brahms, and Claude Debussy, and more, in the same room as the evil music critic, played by Malkovich. Instead of praising the amazing works of these classic masterpieces, the critics brings down a storm of tirades! This outstanding play by Aleksey Igudesman is set to tour North America and make a stop in Seattle, Washington! If you’re a fan of highly unique plays, this is your chance to catch The Music Critic at the Benayora Hall on Tuesday, 17th October 2023! Expect iconic deadpan humor and the occasional slapstick moments as this out-of-box work of art takes over the stage! Catch John Malkovich in the Music Critic by scoring your tickets now!
This production is set to make history as one of John Malkovich’s best works yet. The legendary actor has had plenty of amazing works in the past. But this 2023, theater lovers expect the highly-awaited musical play to break ground with its incredibly unique premise. The symphony-hybrid presentation puts the character of the Emmy Award-winning actor in the same room as the works of classical music legends. “What follows is a big fat zero,” the critic says of Chopin’s masterpiece. But a play that features a full orchestra will feature music by Aleksey Igudesman. The acclaimed musician, known for his work with the Idesman & Joo, brings along his longtime collaborator Hyung-Ki Koo, an esteemed pianist. Fans can also anticipate the presence of notable musicians, such as violinists Hsin-Yun Huang and Claire Wells and cellist Antonio Lysy.
In The Music Critic, Malkovich will be sparing no one, and he will go as far as describing the legends as “giftless bastards.” The play is ready to make jaws drop but also has audiences laughing at the same time. And with Malkovich’s distinct voice, commanding stage presence, and incredible eloquence, the Music Critic is bound to be the must-see play of the season!
Malkovich has had a plethora of amazing works in films, TV, and on stage. Some of his most iconic roles were in films such as Empire of the Sun, Being John Malkovich, Of Mice and Men, Dangerous Liaisons, and more. His incredible performances have won many awards, such as the Primetime Emmy, the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, and more. Malkovich’s brilliant work extends to the stage as he displays his remarkable versatility. During the ‘80s, he made waves on Broadway for his performances in Death of a Salesman, Arms and the Man, The Caretaker, and Burn This.
This 2023, John Malkovich returns to the stage with this highly-anticipated play. The Music Critic will conquer the Benaroya Hall for its stop in Seattle, Washington. Home of the Seattle Symphony, the Benaroya Hall is a state-of-the-art concert hall that boasts technology-infused acoustics, noise insulation features, and top-tier sound and light technology. Catch John Malkovich in The Music Critic at the Benaroya Hall on Tuesday, 17th October 2023! Tickets are now available through the Get Tickets link!